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Arkoma girls state bound; Lady Mustangs avenge loss to Kiowa in area consolation finals, to meet Frontier Thursday night in Elite 8

March 3, 2014

STATE BOUND — The Arkoma Lady Mustangs pose with the Class A Area Tournament consolation championship plaque after beating the Kiowa Cowgirls 65-51 Saturday night at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Bloomer Sullivan Fieldhouse in Durant. The win qualified them for the state tournament for the first time since 1992. Photo by Rick Harvey

DURANT — The Arkoma Lady Mustangs did not let it deter them by having to play three games in three days in last weekend's Class A Area Tournament at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Bloomer Sullivan Fieldhouse.
The Lady Mustangs capped their three-game run at the area tournament by avenging their lone playoff loss of the postseason to the Kiowa Cowgirls, who beat them a week before in the regional finals.
Arkoma handled Kiowa 65-51 to make it to the Class A State Tournament, which will begin Thursday at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena — a.k.a., “The Big House.”
The Lady Mustangs (24-4), making their first state appearance since 1992, will meet Frontier at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the state quarterfinals.

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